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									An Awkward Lie
Inspector Appleby

Author: Michael Innes

Sir John Appleby's son, Bobby, assumes his father's detective role in this baffling crime. When Bobby
finds a dead man, in a bunker on a golf course, he notices something rather strange - the first finger of
the man's right hand is missing. A young girl approaches the scene and offers to watch the body whilst
Bobby goes for help, but when he returns with the police in tow, the body and the girl are missing.
Author Bio
Michael Innes
Born in Edinburgh , John Innes Mackintosh Stewart was educated at Oriel College, Oxford. After
graduation he went to Vienna, to study Freudian psychoanalysis for a year. His first book, an edition of
Florio's translation of Montaigne, got him a lectureship at the University of Leeds. In later years he taught
at the universities of Adelaide, Belfast and Oxford. Under his pseudonym, Michael Innes, he wrote a
highly successful series of mystery stories. His most famous character is Inspector John Appleby, who
inspired a penchant for donnish detective fiction that lasts to this day. His other well-known character is
Honeybath, the painter and rather reluctant detective, who first appeared in The Mysterious Commission,
in 1975. Stewart's last novel, Appleby and the Ospreys, appeared in 1986.

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